Resizing NSX-T Edge node VMs

NSX-T Edge Nodes come in two form factors – VM and Baremetal both leveraging DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit) acceleration for faster packet processing. Deciding which form factor to use depends upon on our use case requirements and it is good to understand the workload traffic behavior and centralized services requirement before finalizing the Edge…… Continue reading Resizing NSX-T Edge node VMs

NSX-T Tier1 SR Placement and the effect on Northbound ECMP – Part 3

This is the third and final part of the blog series on NSX-T Tier 1 Gateway SR Construct placement and it’s influence on North-South routing and ECMP. In case you missed the previous parts, you can find them here: Part 1 -> https://vxplanet.com/2019/10/26/nsx-t-tier1-sr-placement-and-the-effect-on-northbound-ecmp-part-1/ Part 2 -> https://vxplanet.com/2019/10/28/nsx-t-tier1-sr-placement-and-the-effect-on-northbound-ecmp-part-2/ Before we proceed, I would like to thank…… Continue reading NSX-T Tier1 SR Placement and the effect on Northbound ECMP – Part 3

NSX-T Tier1 SR Placement and the effect on Northbound ECMP – Part 2

This is the second part of the blog series on NSX-T Tier 1 Gateway SR Construct placement and it’s influence on North-South routing and ECMP. In case you missed Part 1, you can read it here: https://vxplanet.com/2019/10/26/nsx-t-tier1-sr-placement-and-the-effect-on-northbound-ecmp-part-1/ In this article we will focus on Scenario 2 – Tier 1 Gateway with an SR Construct on…… Continue reading NSX-T Tier1 SR Placement and the effect on Northbound ECMP – Part 2

NSX-T Tier1 SR Placement and the effect on Northbound ECMP – Part 1

A Tier 1 Gateway requires an SR Construct whenever a Stateful or non-Distributed services are deployed on it. The SR construct is always instantiated on the Edge nodes in an Active-Passive mode for the Tier 1 Gateway. The presence of an SR Construct can influence the East-West routing, North-South routing and ECMP depending on the…… Continue reading NSX-T Tier1 SR Placement and the effect on Northbound ECMP – Part 1

NSX-T Single NVDS Multi-TEP Edge VM Deployment & Configuration on Host NVDS Networking

NSX-T introduced a Single NVDS Multi-TEP design for the Edge nodes in version 2.4, with recommendation to use from version 2.5 onwards. With this new design, we could now achieve better load balancing for the overlay traffic as well as have a consistent deployment model for both VM and BM edge form factors. A consistent…… Continue reading NSX-T Single NVDS Multi-TEP Edge VM Deployment & Configuration on Host NVDS Networking

Achieving Deterministic Peering using NSX-T Named Teaming Policies

NSX-T supports two type of Teaming Policies – Default Teaming Policy and Named Teaming Policy. Default Teaming Policy is created by default and applies to both Overlay and VLAN logical Segments when we associate an uplink profile to an NSX-T transport node (hosts or edges). Named Teaming Policies are custom created and are available for…… Continue reading Achieving Deterministic Peering using NSX-T Named Teaming Policies

NSX-T Single NVDS Multi-TEP Edge VM Deployment & Configuration on vSphere DVS

NSX-T introduced a Single NVDS Multi-TEP design for the Edge nodes in version 2.4, but the recommendation was to use from version 2.5. Now that version 2.5 got it’s GA few days back, we will walk through the deployment and configuration of a Single NVDS Multi-TEP Edge VM cluster on Transport host vSphere DVS. The…… Continue reading NSX-T Single NVDS Multi-TEP Edge VM Deployment & Configuration on vSphere DVS